Pulse.com.gh logo

EC Chair I won’t appoint 'NPP-biased' person as new EC Chair – Nana Addo assures

The President said he will replace the sacked EC Chair with someone who is “coming to do a job for Ghana”.

  • Published: , Refreshed:

President Akufo-Addo has indicated that he will appoint an apolitical person to replace sacked Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei.

According to him, appointing a person who has biases towards the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) or the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is totally out of the equation.

READ MORE: Charlotte Osei vows to respond to president's decision to oust her

He assured that the new EC boss will be an apolitical person who is “coming to do a job for Ghana”, rather than serve a particular political party.

The president made these statements whiles speaking to the Ghanaian community in Nouakchott, Mauritania, where he is attending the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union.

“We are not looking for persons who are coming to do a job for the NDC or for the NPP. We are looking for persons who are coming to do a job for Ghana. That is what we are looking for, for the Electoral Commission,” he said.

Mrs. Osei and her two deputies, Amadu Sulley and Georgina Opoku Amankwah, were last Thursday dismissed from the EC by the President following a recommendation by the Chief Justice.

Mrs Charlotte Osei was sacked on "stated misbehaviour and incompetence" while her deputies were dismissed for diverting funds into private accounts.

READ MORE: Charlotte Osei’s ouster "hard and harsh" – Kweku Baako fires Akufo-Addo

Explaining the decision to dismiss the trio, President Akufo-Addo said he was bound by the recommendations of the Chief Justice and, therefore, had no choice than to dismiss them.

“I don’t have the power to say I disagree with the Committee, the law does not give me the power to investigate on my own to say I disagree with the committee,”  the President stated.

He added: “The law says whatever recommendation the committee will present, I as the President, ought to obey and implement. That is why I removed madam Charlotte Osei and her two deputies from Office.”

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Corruption Fight Walk your talk on corruption - Auditor General to...bullet
2 Hajia Fati’s Assault Kennedy Agyapong intervenes in Hajia Fati’s trialbullet
3 Tragedy Gomoa East NDC organizer crashed to deathbullet
4 Remorse Hajia Fati apologises for giving journalist 'dirty' slapbullet
5 Shocking Boxer found dead while on holidaybullet
6 Final Journey Here are the burial details for the late...bullet
7 Economy of Ghana Ghanaian businesses suffering- Mahama warns...bullet
8 United Nations Hanna Tetteh, ex-Mahama official, gets UN...bullet
9 NDC National Executive Congress NDC reportedly directs...bullet
10 Caveat Don't mount campaign billboards - NDC warn...bullet

Top Videos

1 Mo Ibrahim "You are crazy if you vote for old men as President"bullet
2 Anas Aremeyaw Anas clashes with Kennedy Agyapong at radio stationbullet
3 Anas Exposé Kennedy Agyapong attacks Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsubullet
4 Nana Addo $5bn ‘missing’ from gold exports to UAEbullet
5 Dr. Bawumia My husband is doing very well; he’ll return soon –...bullet
6 Condolences Oko Vanderpuije speaks on Amissah-Arthurbullet
7 Greedy Bastards NDC infiltrated by self-seeking opportunists...bullet
8 Condolences Sam George speaks on Amissah-Arthurbullet
9 Political News Prof. Oquaye to be sworn in again as...bullet
10 Condolences Alban Bagbin eulogises Amissah-Arthurbullet